Mazda is issuing a recall and stop-sale for 2014, 2015, and 2016 models of the Mazda CX-5 crossover. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that a part on some of those vehicles may cause a fuel leak and potentially a fire.
The part in question is the fuel filler pipe -- the tube that allows gas to flow from a service station fuel pump into a car's gas tank. According to Mazda, the fuel filler pipe on the CX-5 may be prone to rupture during rear-end collisions. Should that happen, it could result in a fuel leak, and any time there's a fuel leak, there's an increased risk of fire.
Thankfully, Mazda says that it knows of no accidents or injuries linked to the problem.
The recall and stop-sale affects all 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles in the U.S. -- 264,463 of them, by Mazda's estimates.
Mazda just filed the paperwork to begin the recall yesterday, and the company hasn't yet published a proposed timeline for repairing vehicles. However, Mazda says that owners who are concerned about operating their vehicles before they've been fixed will be given a free loaner vehicle from their local dealer.
If you have further questions, you're encouraged to contact Mazda customer service at 800-222-5500.